On the Parish – tracing the fate of Your Pauper Ancestors
Posted on 22nd November 2022
‘On the Parish – tracing the fate of Your Pauper Ancestors
Given that so many people passed through the doors of the workhouse system in its long history, it’s not unusual to find a pauper inmate whilst researching your family tree. This illustrated talk, presented by Luke Mouland, explores what life was like in Dorset’s Union Workhouses following the adoption of the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834 & takes a look at some of the records available to help you learn more.